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HOW TO SELECT THE BEST ASSISTED LIVING FOR YOUR LOVED ONES
Posted .August 10, 2015

Are you prepared to make an informed decision about what type of facility would be best for your parent?

Here are some insider tips to help you out:

  • Understand if it fits: There are 4-bed facilities and there are 80-bed communities. If your Loved One likes to engage in activities, she is better off in a large facility that provides a schedule of activities. But, if your Loved One is the type of person who generally keeps to herself, the atmosphere provided in a small house might suit her better.
  • Location: Find a suitable facility that is as close to your home as possible. You will find that you need to visit your Loved One on a frequent basis, and regardless of your initial good intentions, you are more likely. Think long-term. The average stay in assisted living is 2.5 years.
  • Check the Level of Care: Don’t fall into the trap of allowing the aesthetics of the building or a convincing sales pitch determine your choice. Understand that adequate training and low turnover of the caregiver staff matter a lot more than the quality of the furnishings in the lobby. The nicest looking facility often does not provide the level care your Loved One could need.
  • Check Personally: Visiting the facility, talking to staff, residents and any family members you can accost in the hallway is a must. Pay attention to how the staff treats the residents and whether they greet the residents by name. That will tell you a lot about the quality of the care. Use your intuition.
  • Find a professional to help you with: Assisted living facilities are subject to licensing and regulatory requirements, which vary from state to state. Acquaint yourself with those regulations and if the agency regularly inspects assisted living facilities, sometimes is hard. You need someone to help you and guide through the process.


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